AMAE/DE PINTO contribution for La forme de l’âme – LAC Teatrostudio Lugano Switzerland.

After the success of AMAE / DE PINTO at Punta della Dogana in Venice last November, the magnificent recordings of JeanLuc Nancy for the project 58 (+1) Indices on the body contribute to the event La forme de l’âme at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Teatrostudio Lugano, Switzerland. Performer Elena Boillat, electronic composition by Nadir Vassena, directed by Fabrizio Rosso for Barock Reloaded.

Sunday, December the 20th, 2015 at 7:00pm.

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AMAE/DE PINTO at Pinault Foundation, Punta della Dogana, Venice.

 

Ph. Courtesy Blauer Hase.

AMAE/De Pinto with Jean-Luc Nancy & Stephen Roddy

58 (+1) Indices on the body. Indices nn.21_7_3

5′:45′’ – 2015

Performer: Jean-Luc Nancy, Philosopher

Composer: Stephen Roddy

Curated by Pier Giorgio De Pinto and AMAE Art Collective

Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 5.30 p.m. at Central Cube of Punta della Dogana / Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Campo San Samuele, 3231, 30124 Venice

Free entry to Punta della Dogana for the inhabitants of Venice and the students of the Academy of Arts of Venice, IUAV and University Ca’ Foscari.

The project is curated by Blauer Hase and Giulia Morucchio

Media partner: Radio Rai 3

Programme: http://helicotrema.blauerhase.com/

With the kind support of Eventi Arte Venezia.

Helicotrema | Palazzo Grassi

http://www.palazzograssi.it/en/art-events/helicotrema

Audio recorded by Jean-Luc Nancy for the project

https://soundcloud.com/58_plus1_indicesonthebody

Jean-Luc Nancy talking about the project 58 (+1) Indices on the body

(French with subtitles in English)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPc443i7nio

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63 variations on the body. Open call for Composers. 2nd edition.

AMAE/DE PINTO 58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY PROJECT.

63 variations on the body — Open call for Composers. 2nd edition.

Deadline October 31st, 2016

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After the launch of the project on Soundcloud, featuring Jean-Luc Nancy’s recorded voice reading his treaty 58 Indices on the body, it was time to turn the text into music. For that reason, and in anticipation of the making of a documentary about the whole project, we opened a first call for composers to create a background track for each index/statement – written and recorded by the philosopher. It has been a success with more then 60 composers from all over the world sending us interesting compositions.
As we don’t have completed the entire set of indices/statements we open the present new call to complete the 63 recordings.

Candidates will join our Soundcloud page where they can choose a statement, or more than one (up to a maximum of three), and develop a musical accompaniment while also sharing their track with other artists.

Application procedure

Participants follow the directions below.

The number of the indices still available, after the first call, are in total 26:

Numbers: 1/3/4/5/9/10/13/15/18/21/22/24/25/27/30/32/35/38/41/44//45/46/47/51/53/54

– Please go to the link as follows in which you can find the tracks to download and to listen to (please you have to scroll until finding the tracks with a number as icon, the other tracks with customized icons are the ones created already by other composers):

https://soundcloud.com/groups/58-indices-on-the-body

– Save your completed version of the form with a new name as follows: yourlastname_58indicesform

Prepare a folder, named yourlastname_58indicesapplication

 

Include the following files:

  1. The application form, completed and renamed.
  2. One or more sound tracks (up to three), only mp3 files clearly labelled, yourlastname_58indicestrack _number of the chosen index or indices (chosen only between the numbers from the list as above).
  3. Your CV in pdf format.

Send this folder to pgdepinto@gmail.com only via https://www.wetransfer.com/

As a confirmation, send a separate email to pgdepinto@gmail.com to let us know that you have sent your application;

e-mail subject: 58(+1) Indices on the body open call for composers.

 

Eligibility and Selection

The 58(+1) Indices on the body open call is open to the up-and-coming generation of composers. There is no age limit.

Probably we will receive multiple tracks for the same index so from all eligible applicants only a total of 26 tracks will be chosen between the ones above indicated. The applications will be judged for the originality, creativity, artistic vision, and craft represented by the compositions submitted.

The selected/winning tracks will be announced via mail and on our blog https://58indicesonthebody.wordpress.com/

during the month of November 2016.

 

Note that

– We are accepting electronic applications only.

– The selected tracks featured in the documentary will be only one each index/statement even though we leave all the tracks on our group; also the ones not selected via this call.

It is mandatory that the tracks have to contain Nancy’s voice but the voice can’t be distorted nor manipulated in any possible way and each track has to be neither shorter than 20 seconds, nor longer then 7 minutes.

– AMAE art collective and Pier Giorgio De Pinto reserve the right to select participants and tracks.

– Incomplete applications, or those which do not fulfill the eligibility criteria will not be published.

 

Documentation – Downloads

FORM

http://wp.me/a3fU9C-8m

OPEN CALL 2ND EDITION

http://wp.me/a3fU9C-aE

 

For more information, contact us at pgdepinto@gmail.com

Useful links

https://soundcloud.com/groups/58-indices-on-the-body

https://58indicesonthebody.wordpress.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Nancy

http://www.amae-art.com/

http://www.depinto.it/

https://twitter.com/AmaeDePinto

 

 

63 Variations on the body. The winners!

A big thank from Pier Giorgio De Pinto and AMAE to everyone who participated in our contest.

It was a lot of enjoyment to listen to the wonderful tracks that have been created by you using Jean-Luc Nancy’s recorded voice.

In 6 months, we have received more then 60 tracks and finally we have selected 37 tracks. We have the winners!

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Congratulation to:
Atanackovic David (House_of_hollyz) Indices nn.50/56
Bizzell-Browning Nik Index n.36
Cowell Paul Indices nn.28/29
di Martino Eric Indices nn.7/19/63
Dowling Max (Yedelbert) Indices nn.23
East Charles Index n.34
Flanagan Helen Index n.26
Fragoso Diogo Indices nn.17/37
Gross Stephan Indices nn.33/62
Horvat Frank Index n.59
Larini François (S/QU/NC/R) Index n.60
Lopez Nacarid Indices nn.2/43
Mateo Jose (Soundreamerdays) Index n.58
Moore Stuart Indices nn.6/16
Perrier Paule (User960308066) Index n.20
Risher Tim (Paragaté) Index n.12
Rodriguez Carmen Index n.48
Schulz Luiza Indices nn.8/11
Schwarzkopf Andreas (Le Schwarz) Index n.57
Snow David Jason (Djsnow1054) Index n.52
Szpakowski Michael (Szpako) Index n.14
Tandefelt Max (Mt.Mesh) Index n.49
Tii Soli (Neats Beats) Indices nn.39/40/55
Tomarchio Alessandro (Tommy Cyaen) Index n.31
Vilasanchez Felipe Index n.61
Whyte Ross Index n.42

As you can read not all the 63 tracks are covered by one of the magnificent musical compositions we received. For this reason we are launching a new call for composers to complete our list in the best way.  In few days we will put it on line.

We really want to thank again everyone involved for making this such a fantastic project and please stay tuned!

With our best compliments,

Pier Giorgio De Pinto and AMAE.

 

58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY – Index n.42_The phases of the pomegranate

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58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY
Index n.42_The phases of the pomegranate
Live Stream performances by AMAE and Pier Giorgio De Pinto
On Tuesday the 15th of September 2015 from 8.00 p.m. London time.

Please follow the two Live Stream performances here:

AMAE
http://www.amae-art.com/live-channel.html

De Pinto
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pgdepinto

 

  1. The body is the unconscious: seeds of ancestors sequenced in its cells, and mineral salts consumed, and mollusks caressed, broken bits of wood, and worms feasting on its cadaver underground, or else the flame that incinerates it and the ash it yields, epitomizing it in impalpabile powder, and the people, plants, and animals whose paths it crosses and with whom it rubs shoulders, and the tales from long-gone nurses, and monuments in ruins covered with lichens, and enormous turbines in factories fabricating extraordinary alloys from which its prosthetic devices will be made, and rough or lisping phonemes, with which its tongue makes spoken noises, and laws engraved on steles, and secret desires for murder or immortality. The body touches on everything with the secret tips of its bony fingers. And everything ends up making a body, down to the very corpus of dust assembling and dancing a vibrant dance in the thin streak of light where the last day of the world draws to a close.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus), Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

  1. Le corps est l’inconscient: les germes des aïeux séquencés dans ses cellules, et les sels minéraux ingérés, et les mollusques caressés, les bouts de bois cassés et les vers qui le bouffent cadavre sous la terre ou bien la flamme qui l’incinère et la cendre qui s’en déduit et le résume en impalpabile poudre, et les gens, plantes et bêtes qu’il croise et qu’il côtoie, et les légendes des nourrices d’antan et les monuments écroulés recouverts de lichens et les turbines énormes des usines qui lui fabriquent des alliages inouïs dont on lui fera des prothèses et les phonèmes rudes ou chuintants dont sa langue fait bruit parlant, et les lois gravées sur des stèles et les secrets désirs de meurtre ou d’immortalité. Le corps touche à tout du bout secret de ses doigts osseux. Et tout finit par faire corps, jusqu’au corpus de poussière qui s’assemble et qui danse un bal vibrionnant dans le mince pinceau de lumière où s’achève le dernier jour du monde.

From 58 Indices sur le corps et Extension de l’âme. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

  1. Il corpo è l’inconscio: i germi degli antenati messi in sequenza nelle sue cellule, e i sali minerali ingenti, e i molluschi accarezzati, i pezzi di legno rotti e i vermi che lo divorano cadavere sottoterra o la fiamma che lo incenerisce e la cenere che ne deriva e lo riassume in impalpabile polvere, e la gente, le piante e gli animali che incrocia e che accosta, e le leggende delle nutrici di un tempo, e i monumenti crollati ricoperti di lichene e le turbine enormi delle officine che gli fabbricano leghe mai viste con cui gli si faranno protesi e i fonemi rudi o sibilanti con cui la sua lingua fa rumore parlando, e le leggi incise sulle steli e i segreti desideri d’assassinio o d’immortalità. Il corpo entra in contatto con tutto dalla punta segreta delle sue dita ossute. E tutto finisce per fare corpo, fino al corpus di polvere che si raduna e danza un ballo vibrionante nell’esile fascio di luce in cui si compie l’ultimo giorno del mondo.

From Jean-Luc Nancy Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

 

The philosopher’s voice: Index n.61

On the 9th of July 2014 we began publishing a paragraph from the text 58 indices on the body and a related audio which was recorded by the philosopher himself especially for the project. The audio has been released every week on Soundcloud for more than one year.

Each track has been recorded in the philosopher’s voice and on the French philosopher’s original language. Some tracks have offered unexpected twists, backstage sounds and unpredicted mistakes, each of which prodded the philosopher to re-think and add new indices to his work.

Index 61 brings us to the end of this stage of the project. Actually there are also Indices 62 and 63 that have been published on the occasion of our performance at Whitechapel Gallery in London last year.

With this project we would like to give to the audience a voice to listen to that is open to interpretation, but it is also true that we would to share something that can also just be heard as a basic sound – or a noise.

We would like to continue working on audio thanks to the new stage of the project named 63 variations on the body in which we are asking collaborations with some composers. They are joining our Soundcloud page where they can choose a statement up to a maximum of three, and develop a musical accompaniment while also sharing their track with other artists.

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  1. Un de plus, pour qu’il n’y ait pas de clôture ni d’équilibre dans un nombre pair. L’impair n’a rien qui pose ou qui pèse, corps toujours incliné, basculant, poussé, repoussé, chavirant hors de soi.

Jean-Luc Nancy for AMAE and Pier Giorgio De Pinto’s project 58(+1) Indices on the body.

The philosopher’s voice: Index n.60

In January 2014 the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy created two news indices n. 60 and n. 61 based on the meeting he had with AMAE and Pier Giorgio De Pinto during the workshop in Freiburg, Germany. He wrote two more indices related to sex and gender (which was a missing topic on the first edition).

Index number 60 is now on Soundcloud! Share your thoughts with us. Leave a comment along the tracks and be part of the project!

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60. Le corps se montre sexué mais le sexe est là chaque fois selon la division qui le forme. C’est-à-dire selon l’ambivalence, l’ambiguïté, la dualité, la duplicité, le discord et l’accord, la différence et la différance dont il est à lui seul –« le sexe » – le nom et la ferveur. Chacune et chacun est l’un ou l’une et l’autre ou l’un. Chacun est comme on dit masculin et féminin. Mais masculin et féminin ne se disent que l’un par rapport à l’autre. Chacun des deux n’est pas la moitié du rapport mais le rapport entier en tant précisément qu’il est rapport. Chacun et chacune se rapporte à l’autre selon une combinaison propre – et elle-même variable selon les moments – de caractères sexuels : selon des zones, des gestes, des pensées, des émois aussi nombreux et variés que le sont ses autres caractères (agilité, mobilité, concentration, inertie, chaleur, etc.). Ces autres traits se composent bien entendu avec et dans les traits érotiques et donnent des figures ou plutôt des allures jamais closes diversement modulées entre deux extrémités nommées « mâle » et « femelle ». Ces extrémités se touchent, comme de juste, et leur toucher n’est rien d’autre que la différance du sexe : il ne revient pas à lui-même, il ne s’identifie pas, il est la préséance ontologique du rapport sur l’identité.

Jean-Luc Nancy for AMAE and Pier Giorgio De Pinto’s project 58(+1) Indices on the body.

The philosopher’s voice: Index n.57

Index number 57 is now on Soundcloud!

Share your thoughts with us. Leave a comment along the tracks and be part of the project!

https://soundcloud.com/58_plus1_indicesonthebody/jean-luc-nancy-recording-index-57

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  1. A body touched, touching, fragile, vulnerable, always changing, fleeing, ungraspable, evanescent under a caress or a blow, a body without a husk, a poor skin stretched over the cave where our shadow floats …

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus), Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

 

  1. Corps touché, touchant, fragile, vulnérable, toujours changeant, fuyant, insaisissable, évanescent sous la caresse ou sous le coup, corps sans écorce, pauvre peau tendue sur une caverne où flotte notre ombre…

From 58 Indices sur le corps et Extension de l’âme. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

 

  1. Corpo toccato, toccante, fragile, sempre cangiante, sfuggente, inafferrabile, evanescente sotto la carezza o il pugno, corpo senza scorza, povera pelle tesa su una caverna dove fluttua la nostra ombra…

From Jean-Luc Nancy Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

The philosopher’s voice: Index n.56

Index number 56 is now on Soundcloud! Share your thoughts with us. Leave a comment along the tracks and be part of the project!

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  1. Indexical body: someone is there, someone’s hiding there, showing the tip of an ear, some man or woman, some thing or some sign, some cause or some effect, there’s a kind of “there” there, a “down-there,” very close, quite far …

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus), Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

  1. Corps indiciel: il y a là quelqu’un qui se cache, qui montre le bout de l’oreille, quelqu’un ou quelqu’une, quelque chose ou quelque signe, quelque cause ou quelqu’effet, il y a là manière de «là», de «là-bas», tout près, assez loin…

From 58 Indices sur le corps et Extension de l’âme. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

  1. Corpo che indica: qui c’è qualcuno, c’è qualcuno che si na­sconde, che mostra la punta dell’orecchio, qualcuno o qual­cuna, qualche cosa o qualche segno, qualche causa o qualche effetto, c’è qualche modo di “qui”, di “là”, vicinissimo, abba­stanza lontano…

From Jean-Luc Nancy Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

Conversation between Jean-Luc Nancy and the students of Soka University, California, USA.

This conversation is part of  the experience of the participants in the workshop C.O.R.E.; a collaboration between AMAE collective, artist Pier Giorgio De Pinto, philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, professor Ryan Ashley Caldwell and the students of Soka University.

SOKA

 

Image above by AMAE skyping with the students of Soka University.

A conversation with the philosopher.

SOKA University’s students ask questions about the notions of body and soul highlighted by Jean-Luc Nancy in ’58 indices on the body’.

STUDENTS:

How would you define the body?  It seems that there are so many different ways to understand the body here, so how do we come to understand that concept?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

For me there is only one answer: the body is how we face the world.

STUDENTS:

Soul, mind, body, spirit — how can we distinguish between these terms?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

Of course: soul is the shape of an organized body (Aristote), body is what I wrote to the first question, spirit is the way we go through everything; mind, I don’t know if it is something…

STUDENTS:

Is there a distinction and also an importance between the soul and the body?  Is one more important than the other?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

Both are the same existence of “someone”: soul as a singular form, body as towards other bodies.

STUDENTS:

Is this an exhaustive list of relationships of the body?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

Certainly not!

STUDENTS:

Do the indices exist individually? Or are they to be understood relationally and in reference?  Or isolated and on their own?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

The “indices” have no singular existence! they are just ways of saying or talking or feeling…

STUDENTS:

In terms of the development of the indices, were they written on their own? Or then organized in this way?  Or just brainstormed and then written in this order?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

On their own…

STUDENTS:

When we state that the body is protecting a secret, what is that secret? (#41)

JEAN-LUC NANCY

It is its secret…

STUDENTS:

(#39) In regard to the separate pieces of the body, do you think it is possible that these separate parts will be unified, or will these always be differentiated in terms of some sense of disconnect?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

They are together united as parts of “a” body and differentiated according to all the possibilities of being-in-the-world; disconnected in the extent that there is an uncommensurability between going and sleeping, eating and playing, seeing and hearing, etc.; that is: sens (sense of life, as one says) is in itself multiple and infinite…

STUDENTS:

(#42) this seems like a reference to the inevitability of socialization and the development of culture, can you comment on this? Is this a comment on being isolated from others?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

Socialization is not “inevitable”: it is the same as “individuation”. And “nature” is the same than “culture” because the second comes from the first…

This indice is about the all-together of everything….

STUDENTS:

Is the body described in the indices a sensuous body?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

There is not a non-sensuous body!

STUDENTS:

Did you set out to write 58? Were there more that were eliminated?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

I do not remember.

STUDENTS:

How does the translation affect the interpretation?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

I do not know: I do not well understand English. But any translation is an interpretation.

STUDENTS:

Whose idea of God is being used in these interpretations?  How can we come to know the translation or interpretation?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

There is no idea of God.

STUDENTS:

How do we deal with the contradictions within the indices?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

This is up to you.

This last one is by AMAE about index n.8:

AMAE:

If the body could be at the same time soul, intended as soul+body we can say that the body has two weights?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

There is no soul+body, it is one thing with form (relation to itself) and matter (relation to the world)

AMAE:

If the soul is also the body how the soul couldn’t have a weight? This contradicts itself? Or what do you mean?

JEAN-LUC NANCY:

Of course the soul has a weight: the one of the body!